spirit of Noah wrote:
Leg, I think perhaps lawyers are as easy to blame as bankers when people feel the need to start pointing fingers. What it would seem that noobody is considering, is that certain people are to blame, for certain situations. and it is so easy, to sit back on the couch, and rail at the politician on screen, who "dun ya wrong", when we all need to take a strong look at who we each are as individuals, and where we are going collectively. The quicker we can realize that our very existence is what threatens our survival, the sooner we can each try to mimimize the damage we do as a society. The choices we all make, however small, are what guides us into the future phases of our lives..
Well Gypsy that's a nice way to appease the Lawyer......Let's see this guy just admitted to helping further reduce your freedoms on public lands and you are now lumping him in with victims of circumstance. You did point out 3 particular scapegoats that do deserve special consideration......Bankers, Lawyers and Politicians. In the natural order of things these are unnecessary jobs. You being a self-proclaimed witch, student of natural orders of the divine should be able to answer me this one simple question. Where in Nature can you find any of the 3 scapegoats? In what oral traditions and Myth and sacred teachings are any of the 3 scapegoats praised or given to us by the gods or goddesses.
Now this is my humble opinion but the only way these 3 pollutions can exist is by humankind's combined apathy and lack of personal accountability. The Law exists to serve the lawyers and those who control them, Money exists to benefit the bankers and other creators of money, and politicians are necessary tools to make the other 2 systems work. Please someone tell me why any of these are necessary if we all act like we should? You know treat each other with respect, compassion, love, take up the Mantra of do no harm, and simply do what needs to be done. Sorry Legeagle I do not have anything personally against you but I have a huge problem with how ridiculously cumbersome our legal system has become and find the very existence of your chosen profession a hard thing to stomach.
Ok, Noah, having just read all the responses, I believe you made the point I was actually attempting to make. But, For me, I will not blame the banker if I don't have money in my checking account, nor will I blame a lawyer if some idiot decides to sue me for something. I believe in people who fight the good fight, and some lawyers do that, and fight a corrupt legal system for those who cannot fight it alone. But the system itself is shady, corrupt, and a terrible weight and sadness because of one simple thing.. people do not treat other people, other landscapes, other animals with the same love that they treat themselves. Always do the right thing, and there is no need for the system. If you borrow money, pay it back on time. If you harm another, be prepared to be harmed yourself. And Noah, I wasn't taking up for the lawyer per se, I simply think it's outrageous for people to blindly blame others, when each person contributes either by action or non action to the world in which they live.
You know treat each other with respect, compassion, love, take up the Mantra of do no harm, and simply do what needs to be done.
This is beautiful. And I would add, do the right thing, whether anyone is watching or not. personal honor, personal integrity.
All of this.. and yet I still have to say, would I kill another human being? You betcha, under the right circumstances. Will I pay for it? you betcha, although maybe not in a court of law. ok, preaching over.. be kind to each other folks.. all we have is each other, and the creatures we share the world with!